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Healthy Aging Tips from Sit and Be Fit's Mary Ann Wilson RN
By Mary Ann Wilson RN

Q: Do you know of any exercise for hiatal hernia?

A: You would, of course, want to consult with your doctor about any medical conditions, including hiatal hernia. However, I do have one other suggestion that might help. If your posture is not erect, it will compress your organs and limit your breathing. If you sit or stand in a slumped position, it may even contribute to a hiatal hernia, because the stomach pushes under the diaphragm and into the esophagus causing you to burp things up. This is just one more reason to sit or stand tall! This simple self-correction practice is actually an exercise that can help with hiatal hernia. Correcting your posture as many times as you can think of during the day will strengthen your postural muscles. What an easy way to exercise! What an easy way to help ease your hiatal hernia symptoms!  It will take practice and constant self-reminders to change the old habit of slumped posture but the results will help you feel and look better.

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